18-105 vs. New 18-135 Dilemma

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Ken Sills Contributing Member • Posts: 662
18-105 vs. New 18-135 Dilemma
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The 18-105 has been my go-to walk-around lens for years.  To say I'm very happy with it is an understatement.

Then Sony introduces the new 18-135 E-mount which is a third less weight (vis-a-vis the 18-105), 28% longer, and about the same speed.  The 18-135 goes for $598 while it looks like I can sell my perfect condition 18-105 for $450-500 on eBay.  So upgrade for less than $200.  Seems like upgrading is a no-brainer.

But then there's all the talk about the 18-135 not being very sharp.  Not having seen a direct comparison done in a professional manner, I just don't know.  One sentiment is get the latest and greatest.  The flip-side is if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Ken

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